Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:36 am
Iranian educated in North Korea becomes minister
The Associated Press
The official IRNA news agency says Mohammad Hasan Nami - nominated by Ahmadinejad last week for the post of communications minister - got 177 votes in parliament on Tuesday. There were 243 lawmakers present in the 290-seat chamber.
Nami is the third minister with a military background to join Ahmadinejad administration, after Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi and Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar.
Nami holds a doctorate degree in state management from Kim Il-Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea. He is also a former deputy defense minister and Iran's ex-deputy Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Army.
Nami is fluent in English and is reportedly behind Iran's national intranet project.